After five years in suspended animation, Studies in the Fantastic, our peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to literary fantasy, science fiction, weird tales, and magic realism, resumes publication this year under the leadership of new co-editors Daniel Dooghan and David Reamer. They have made a call for submissions and will consider new work for the next issue of the journal through mid September.
SUBMIT BY SEPTEMBER 15
In the spirit of new beginnings, the journal invites submissions on the subject of REBOOTS. Now a staple of the entertainment industry, reboots regularly appear on television, in movie theaters, on computer screens, and, of course, in comics. Although hardly unique to the fantastic—appropriation and retelling are historically common throughout the arts—many of the most visible recent examples of the reboot are in fantastic genres such as science fiction and superheroes. This issue of Studies in the Fantastic asks why these genres are so ripe for reboot. Approaches dealing with canon formation, intermedia adaptation, and cultural capital are encouraged.
Submissions speaking to the “REBOOT” theme are especially welcome.
REBOOTS: RETURNS, REPEATS, REINCARNATIONS, RESURRECTIONS, RECYCLINGS, RECURRENCES, REPETITIONS, RE-TREADS, REINVENTIONS, RECOVERIES, RE-DOS, RESTORATIONS, REPLACEMENTS, REPLICATIONS, RECONCEPTIONS, RECONSTITUTIONS, REMOUNTS, REIMAGININGS, REALIZATIONS
Essays on other topics will also be considered.
Send by September 15, 2015, with publication planned for the end of the year.
Studies in the Fantastic is a journal publishing referenced essays, informed by scholarly criticism and theory, on both fantastic texts and their social function. Although grounded in literary studies, we are especially interested in articles examining genres and media that have been underrepresented in humanistic scholarship. Subjects may include, but are not limited to weird fiction, science/speculative fiction, fantasy, video games, architecture, science writing, futurism, and technocracy.
Submitted articles should conform to the following guidelines:
1. 3,000-12,000 words
2. MLA style citations and bibliography
3. A separate title page with author information to facilitate peer review
4. 1” margins, 12 point serif font, page numbers
We look forward to seeing your work! Please submit to:
Daniel Dooghan and David Reamer, editors
Founding Editor: S. T. Joshi
Editorial Board: Sean Donnelly, Richard Mathews, and Elizabeth Winston